New Haven Man Arrested After Engaging Police In A Highway Pursuit

STRATFORD, CT – Connecticut State Police confirmed about the pursuit that started in Stratford around 1:20 a.m. on 2nd of September. A New Haven man was travelling at a speed of 120 mph on I-95 while intoxicated and a trooper saw that the vehicle was not going in its lane.

The trooper tried to stop the driver but he escaped and the pursuit started. He continued driving on I-95 North and the trooper said that the vehicle reached “reckless speeds of up to 120 mph in a posted 55 mph zone” in the area of Exit 41 in Orange. The driver made multiple changes while he was driving at a high rate of speed. The chase ended on I-95 North just before Exit 42 in West Haven.

Police told that the troopers again started chasing the vehicle off of I-91 Exit 5 and they succeeded in arresting the person behind its wheel. The driver, who was identified as 30-year-old Orlando Rolon-Hernandez by the cops, parked the car outside his residence, where he was approached by the troopers and was taken into custody.

The troopers smelled a strong odor of alcohol from his breath, so they issued him field sobriety tests, which he failed.

Rolon-Hernandez was taken into custody on multiple charges including:

  • OWI
  • First-degree reckless endangerment
  • Failure to drive in the proper lane
  • Engaging police in pursuit
  • Reckless driving
  • Driving a vehicle with the registration or license suspended
  • Insurance coverage failure

He was summoned to Bridgeport Superior court on 5th of September.

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